The Virtual Workshop “Organising a Smoking Cessation Clinic” will be held on Wednesday, 28 September 2021, at 16:30-19:00 hrs (GMT+3) prior to the 4th Scientific Summit on Tobacco Harm Reduction.
The Workshop is organized by the 2nd Cardiology Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attikon Hospital; Department of Public and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of West Attica, Athens, and the Cyprus Institute of Respiratory Diseases.
This Workshop is free of charge.

Healthcare professionals with extensive experience will offer theoretical and practical insight to the prevention, control and cessation of smoking.
The Workshop’s language is English.

If you wish to participate, registration is required:


Participants shall receive a certificate of attendance.


AGENDA: Wednesday, 28 September 2021, 16:30-19:00 hrs (GMT+3)

Chairs: Professor Anastasia Barbouni & Professor Ignatios Ikonomidis

1. Introduction to the organization and operation of a smoking cessation clinic. Adamantia Liapikou

Live case: Medical history and examination in the smoking cessation clinic. Adamantia Liapikou

2. The role of the nurse in smoking cessation. Gavriela Kostelli

Live case: Evaluation of nicotine dependence (Fagestrom score + exCO meter). Gavriela Kostelli

3. The role of the psychologist / social worker. Sotiria Makaroni

Live Case: Behavioral therapy in the smoking cessation clinic. Sotiria Makaroni

4. Medical assisted -smoking cessation programs (Cardiology). Kallirrhoe Kourea

Live case: Selection of Pharmacotherapy schemes (Cardiology). Kallirrhoe Kourea (video)

5. Avoiding weight gain in smoking cessation. The role of the nutritionist. Olga Kounari

Live case: Avoiding weight gain in smoking cessation. Olga Kounari

6. Prevention and treatment of relapse in smoking. Michael Toumbis

Live case: Strategies to cope with nicotine withdrawal symptoms and -relapse. Georgia Papadosifaki(video)
Live case: Selection of Pharmacotherapy schemes after relapse. (Cardiology). Kallirrhoe Kourea

7. Online smoking cessation programs (framework, efficiency and availability).
Konstantinos Kesanopoulos


The duration of each Presentation and Live Case will be 10 minutes.


The Agenda and Speakers details are also available for downloading in pdf file:
AGENDA [pdf]